Thursday, August 30, 2012

Variations on a Theme - or Two!

Dear Friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
I John 4 : 11

I thought I’d share some cards I’ve made using files from two of my favorite Online Friends!  I am currently on the Design Team for Cooking with Cricut / PaperCrafting World and I love the Cutting and Digital Files that Melin makes.  I also have really appreciated the Digital Files that Emily makes available at Sweetly Scrapped. I decided to use some of each of their files this week and make several variations of them, showing their versatility.

For this first group, I used the ‘Decorative Plate Label 1’ cutting file from CWC/PCW – the actual file and also the ‘negative’ left when the file was cut.  Remember? - I've said I love to re-purpose and re-use - Just hate to throw away 'good pieces' of paper!   ;-]    I added a digital file of small decorative ‘Plain Labels’ from SS to which I added the sentiments in Photoshop Elements 10 and then cut them out.  I added gems and tiny flowers from Recollections.  I have made many others similar to these in various color families and patterns and in sets of four.

For this next group, I used a digital file, ‘Eau de Toilette,’ from SS with a bit of French flair for some ‘general’ cards for friends and family.  The first is the original color she offered  - 6 to a page.  I used cream parchment cardstock on which I stamped an all-over leafy design in Copper ink.  This card folds in from the bottom and top and then the sides, making it the perfect ‘pocket’ in which to place a letter, a photo, a candy bar or any other small gift! 

I ‘tweaked’ the other two to make the color of the digital file coordinate with the colors of the cards.  The first of these two cards was a peach/green/yellow stripe.  I punched around two edges so that the peach inside color showed and mounted the digi file onto peach cardstock – then mounted it onto the card.

The last of this group was made on light green parchment cardstock, so I tinted the digital file light green.  I stamped a flourish pattern on the front of the card in black and mounted the digital picture on black.  I added some Recollections gems.  The style of this card allows it to stand and be an ‘easel card.’  There’s plenty of room for a sentiment inside – and/or a generous poem, verse or note.

I encourage you to visit the websites of my two Online Friends whose files I used for these cards!  Both of these lovely women have amazing gifts that they share with all of us –

Thank You for stopping by here today!  Let me know if you have any questions or if I can make or do anything for you -  ;-}


  1. I won the 1st group of cards and they came yesterday. The pictures don't do them justice. They are gorgeous! The colors are stunning. I adore the papers!
    Thank you again so much!
    Emily C

    1. Hello!
      I'm so glad the cards arrived and that you are pleased with them! It's my Joy to make and share them! Thank you for visiting my blog - Do keep in touch - ;-}

  2. They are all so gorgeous! You do such pretty work :)

    1. Thank You! I hope I do justice to your items - ;-} I appreciate all of them!

  3. My birthday is March 17. Just sayin' . . .

    1. Thanks for visiting! I'll keep that info in mind - and on my calendar! ;-} *Chuckle*


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